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Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Schreber, 1774)
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Pipistrellus pipistrellus aladdin Thomas, 1905
A small-sized bat with a long tail completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane. The forearm length averages 31.0 mm (30.0 - 31.6 mm). Ears short and broad and separate; tragus about half the height of the pinna, with faintly concave anterior margin. Muzzle is naked and has very distinct pararhinal glandular swellings. Pelage fine, dense and silky. Dorsal pelage chestnut brown, membranes uniform dark brown. Small bat, wings relatively narrow, tail rather shorter than HB, only extreme tip projecting from the interfemoral membrane. Interfemoral membrane essentially naked with some hair adjacent to the body and legs on the upper surface of the interfemoral membrane.
This species is often seen in human settlements, hiding in crevices in walls and rocks, and in trees. It emerges early in the evening, sometimes before sunset.
Afghanistan - Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Faryab, Herat, Jowzar, Kabul, Konar, Konduz, Nangarhar and Takhar Provinces
India -Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu
Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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